Frances JanischIf you want to do the big jobs less often, it's time to go small-and smart.
RealSimple.com: 6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
By Stephanie Sisco
When it comes to cleaning, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of scrubbing. Real Simple grilled industry pros Margaret Dasso, a co-owner of the Clean Sweep Housekeeping Agency; Laura Dellutri, the author of Speed Cleaning 101; Charles Gerba, ph.D., a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, in Tucson; and Cheryl Sousan, the founder of the lifestyle blog TidyMom.net, for eight home-maintenance tweaks that will save you time and energy.
The Toaster Oven
More of this: Protecting the base with a nonstick liner.
Less of that: Dismantling the unit every time you clean it or going through wads and wads of tinfoil.
A nonstick liner made for a full-size oven can be trimmed to accommodate its little cousin. Remove the drip tray to use as a size guide, cut down a liner with scissors, and place on the bottom of theRead More »from 8 Smart Cleaning Techniques